I love a good loaf of raisin bread, moist, dense, slightly sweet with a hint of cinnamon, and loaded with plump, tasty raisins. There are some fairly decent ones sold commercially, but as is true with most things. “home made is better.” I have never tried making raisin bread from scratch, so I went looking […]


Years ago, Shoney’s restaurant chain had a delicious pie on their menu that never failed to get rave reviews. It consisted of a buttery, slightly sweet crust, filled with large, whole, fresh strawberries swimming in a thick, strawberry flavored glaze. Home bakers wanted to create it in their own kitchens, so manufacturers soon came up […]


About five years ago I bought a fancy schmancy Kitchen Aid dishwasher that had all the bells and whistles on it that anyone could ever want. We had sold some timber, so I felt it was practically free at the time, and went all out! For the past two years I have been washing dishes […]